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Student Presentations

2009-2010 Presentations   

The following students made presentations about their research at Wofford, and most presented their work at conferences, too:

  • Mitch Allen (Physics, Computer Science minor, Mathematics minor, ECS, General Electric)
  • Manan Gupta (Computer Science, Chemistry, ECS, research with Chris Wulf and directed by Dr. Anne Catlla); poster at Annual Conference of American Chemical Society
  • Tahir Motiwala (Computer Science, Biology, ECS, Cincinnati Children's Hospital); SE Consortium of Computing Sciences Conference
  • Yakov Rubinchik (Biology, Computer Science minor, ECS, NASA Ames), National Conference on Undergraduate Research
  • Bailey S. Young (Chemistry, ECS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Honorable Mention at Mid-SE Association for Computing Machinery Chapter Conference

2008-2009 Presentations 

In the fall, nine students made presentations at Wofford on their summer internships:

  • Trey Bingham (Biology with ECS, NASA Ames),
  • Justin Brewton (Computer Science, REU at University of South Carolina),
  • Manan Gupta (Computer Science and Chemistry with ECS, Institute for Systems Biology),
  • Robert Harris (Chemistry and Mathematics with ECS, University of Vienna in Austria),
  • Jonathan Hufford (Biology with ECS, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory),
  • Kristin Kounts (Chemistry with ECS, Vanderbilt University Medical Center),
  • Brad Neff (Computer Science, NASA Ames),
  • Stephen Strickland (Physics and Mathematics with ECS, REU at the College of William and Mary),
  • Marshall Washburn (Computer Science, NASA Langley),
  • Mitch Worley (Mathematics and Chemistry with ECS, Medical University of South Carolina)

2007-2008 Presentations 

In the fall, the following students made presentations at Wofford on their summer internships:

  • Shay Ellison (Computer Science, REU at University of South Carolina),
  • Brad Neff (Computer Science, NASA Langley),
  • Stephen Strickland (Physics and Mathematics with ECS, Jet Propulsion Laboratory).
    • *Stephen Strickland also presented a poster and a talk on his work at the Consortium for Computing Science in Colleges Southeastern and won Second Place in the Student Research Competition.

2006-2007 Presentations 

Three Emphasis in Computational Science students gave talks about their summer research at Wofford and at the Computational Science and Engineering Conference in California:

  • Elom Abalo (physics and mathematics; internship at Wofford with Dr. Joe Sloan on "An Extensible Framework for the Mathematical Manipulation of Music"),
  • Krupa Desai (biology and Spanish; internship at the Wadsworth Center: NYS Department of Health, on "The Structure and Dynamics of the Ribosome Studied by Cryo-EM and Computer Image Processing"), and
  • Jessica McGarity (biology; internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on "Pathway Modeling of Shewanella Denitrificans OS217")

2005-2006 Presentations  

  • Liz O'Quinn, biology major with Emphasis in Computational Science, made a presentation on her Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) summer internship at SASPLAS ’05 at East Tennessee State University. ORNL also invited her to present a poster on her work and to represent the RAMS program at the Supercomputing Conference of 2005, in Seattle, Washington.
  • Michael Bennett, chemistry major with Emphasis in Computational Science, was a finalist in the student research competition at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Southeast Conference. He presented a poster and a talk on his summer internship in computational chemistry at Clemson University.

The following Emphasis in Computational Science (ECS) students made presentations at Wofford about their business-related summer internships:

  • Michael Bennett, chemistry major with ECS, computational chemistry at Clemson University, "Structure in Amorphous Carbon: Ring Size Distributions and New Counting Algorithms,
  • Katie Langley, biology major with ECS, Institute for Biological Research and Technology at the University of South Carolina
  • Liz O'Quinn, biology major with ECS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "A Computational Model for Analyzing the Biochemical Pathways of Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) 2 & 9 in Collagen Type IV Proteolysis"
  • Lena Sandifer, biology major with ECS, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego

The following students made presentations at Wofford about their business-related summer internships:

  • Matthew Campbell, computer science major, QS/I in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Stephen Ingram, computer science major, ACS Technologies in Florence, South Carolina
  • Robert Merting, double major in computer science business economics with Emphasis in Information Management, AAI Engineering Services Inc. in Fort Mill, South Carolina
  • David Williams, business economics major with Emphasis in Information Management, Zeus Inc.

Angela Shiflet, chair of computer science, made the following presentations:

"Computational Science Internships: Applying Mathematics and Computer Science to Important Scientific Problems," SENCER Summer Institute 2006

"Undergraduate Computational Science," poster with George Shiflet, SENCER Summer Institute 2006

"Computational Science Education and Research for Undergraduate Biology Majors," 2006 Annual Meeting of The Society of Mathematical Biology

"Internships and Work Experience in Undergraduate CSE Education," Minisymposium y the working group on Computational Science and Engineering Undergraduate Education, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2006

NCSI Summer Workshop on Computational Science, assisting Bob Panoff and personally instructing three sessions, Western Kentucky University, 2006

"Biology by the Numbers" with George Shiflet, invited workshop talk to School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University

"Tools for Undergraduate Computational Biology Education and Research" with George Shiflet, invited talk to Computational Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Faculty Group, George Washington University

"Computational Science Education and Research for Undergraduate Biology Majors," Joint Mathematics Meeting, 2006

"Enhancing Computation in the Sciences," Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) National Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 2005

2005-2006 Association for Computing Machinery Student Chapter Speakers 

Myron Ginsberg of HPC Research and Education and a lecturer in the ACM Distinguished Lectureship Program - "Increasing the Half-Life of a Computer Scientist / Computer Engineer: A Career Guide to Survivability in the 21st Century"

Dr. Alec Yasinsac of Florida State University - "Information Security"